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Which Grayling?

Which Grayling?
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 60mm F/2.8 macro, Digital ISO 100, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 12:01
Viewed: 2910
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hipparchia statilinus?

If I am right, then this is H. statilinus which has the common mae Tree Grayling in my book on European butterflies. Perhaps one of my Italian friends, or a specialist in Satyrini, might be able to make a more confident ID.

This is another Umbrian insect captured in the hills at about 800m elevation on a sunny day in September. Hand held at 1/350th, the depth of field just running out a bot at the tip of the forewing. I should probably have used a faster ISO setting and a smaller aperture. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Thanks for looking.


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Your determination is correct:Hipparchia statilinus. Very beautiful image with strong contrasts, and perfect light

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-07 12:38]

Hi Alan,right id and very nice pic,just the right part of the wings is a little out of focus,but the details of the "face" are truelt fantastics,very impressive light balance too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Alan, sure, right id, more young than mine:), fantastic macro with beautiful flower, lovely blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

almost PERFECT! love this

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-07 23:07]

Bonjour Alan,
Une très belle composition aux jolies couleurs. Grande netteté.
Une très belle image.

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